Tesla Website Adds Dogecoin Payment Code Again

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Tesla appears to have re-added Dogecoin payment code to its website backend after Twitter sleuths rediscovered references to DOGE in the source code.

After the brief addition of ‘SHIBA’ to the payment code last year, excitement grew over Tesla’s impending support for Dogecoin. However, the code was removed and Tesla still does not accept DOGE.

This comes after Elon Musk announced Tesla would soon make merchandise available to buy using Dogecoin.

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As first spotted by Twitter user @BitDeepu, the Tesla Model Y payment page has once again been updated, this time with specific mentions of Dogecoin.

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Verified by both Planet Crypto and Twitter user @KBluezr, the ‘v3’ source code specifically mentions Dogecoin as a cryptocurrency in a payments section.

In one instance, for example, the code ‘crypto: “Dogecoin” is in a section with other payment types. This includes Apple Pay, cards, and direct debits. A second file in the source code also includes two references to Dogecoin’s brand colours.

Dogecoin also seems to be the only cryptocurrency included in the payment code. There is no mention of Bitcoin, previously accepted by Tesla. However, the code also includes a separate section on MetaMask.

However, it remains unclear whether Tesla will implement Dogecoin as a payment method, and is speculative at this point. This is especially true after the previous 'SHIBA' code's removal. There is no guarantee such a payment method would ever make its way to the public.

While Elon Musk made clear his support for DOGE we’ll need to wait for official confirmation from the company before anything else.

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